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Global HIV/AIDS in Numbers

(Source: PEPFAR, fiscal year 2012 unless otherwise indicated)
  • An estimated 34.2 million people worldwide were living with HIV in 2011
  • There were 2.5 million new HIV infections in 2011 worldwide
  • About 330,000 children were newly infected with HIV in 2011 worldwide
  • Recent breakthroughs now point the way to stop new infections, keep more people alive, and finally turn the tide in the 30-year AIDS epidemic
  • CDC plays a key role in the global fight against HIV/AIDS
  • CDC helped support life-saving drug treatment for more than 5.1 million people (as of September 2012)
  • CDC helped support HIV testing and counseling for more than 11 million pregnant women (as of September 2012)
  • CDC helped support life-saving drug preventive treatment for more than 750,000 HIV-positive pregnant women to stop transmission of HIV to their babies (as of September 2012)
  • CDC support helped 230,000 infants to be born HIV-free (as of September 2012)
  • CDC helped support care for nearly 15 million people, including more than 4.5 million orphans and vulnerable children (as of September 2012)
  • CDC helped support HIV counseling and testing for more than 46.5 million people (as of September 2012)
  • CDC helped support male circumcision procedures for more than 2 million men (cumulatively through September 2012)
  • For the first time, we have the vision of an AIDS-free generation

 

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